Traditional Geocache

Txatxarramendi

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Hidden : 11/24/2012
In País Vasco, Spain
Difficulty:
2.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

Txatxarramendi: Ongi etorri, bienvenidos, welcome

SUKARRIETA
Junto a la ría de Mundaka, en el corazón de la Reserva de la Biosfera de Urdaibai, se encuentra la pequeña localidad de Sukarrieta – Pedernales. El nombre de “Pedernales” proviene de la abundancia de pedernal en el municipio, pese a que no es un mineral autóctono de esta zona y, por tanto, su presencia no se debe a causas naturales. Su origen data de la Edad Media, cuando los barcos portugueses que llegaban a las costas vizcaínas en busca de castañas venían lastrados con ese mineral. Al llegar a Pedernales, descargaban el lastre y llenaban sus barcos con castañas, de vuelta a Portugal.
Cuenta la leyenda local que San Antonio de Padua tiene sus raíces en esta localidad y es aquí donde se casó, murió y está enterrado el político nacionalista Sabino Arana, fundador del Partido Nacionalista Vasco y del nacionalismo vasco. También en este idílico enclave se sitúa la sede central del centro de investigación marina y alimentaria AZTI-Tecnalia.

SUKARRIETA
Sukarrieta – Pedernales is a small locality right in the heart of the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve beside the Mundaka estuary. The name “Pedernales” comes from the abundance of flint in the municipality, despite the fact that it is not a mineral naturally found in this area, so its presence cannot be put down to natural causes. Its origin dates back to the Middle Ages when the Portuguese vessels reaching the coasts of Bizkaia (Biscay) in search of chestnuts used this mineral as ballast.When they reached Pedernales, they used to unload the ballast and fill their vessels with chestnuts before sailing back to Portugal.
Local legend has it that St. Anthony of Padua has roots in this locality. It is also where Sabino Arana, a nationalist politician and founder of the Basque Nationalist Party (PNV) and Basque nationalism, was married, died and is buried. This idyllic spot is also the location of the headquarters of the AZTI-Tecnalia centre for marine and foodstuff research.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

N 2 z qry onapb qr cvrqen. Graqeáf dhr ntnpunegr.
2 z sebz gur fgbar orapu. Lbh'yy unir gb qhpx.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

 

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